Raritan is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 8,031 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Raritan is the 274th largest community in New Jersey.
Housing costs in Raritan are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.
Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Raritan is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Raritan is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Raritan who work in office and administrative support (16.16%), sales jobs (10.67%), and management occupations (9.67%).
Also of interest is that Raritan has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The education level of Raritan citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.52% of adults in Raritan have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Raritan in 2010 was $37,545, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $150,180 for a family of four. However, Raritan contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Raritan is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Raritan home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Raritan residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Raritan also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.78% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Raritan include Polish, Irish, German, and English.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Raritan's cultural character, accounting for 28.83% of the borough’s population.
The most common language spoken in Raritan is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.